Young Adult Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

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by Brigid Kemmerer
Young Adult Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid KemmererA Heart So Fierce and Broken Series: Cursebreakers #2
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on January 7, 2020
Source: Owned Hardback
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance, Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Physical Impairments, Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
Pages: 384
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Format: Hardcover

In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.

Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Grey may be the heir, but he doesn't want anyone to know his secret. On the run since he destroyed Lilith, he has no desire to challenge Rhen--until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother's violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.


Grey is on the run after discovering that he is the lost heir, the last mage smith, with magic that could rule Evenfall. Grey has no desire to do so hence why he is in hiding. His brother Rhen is determined to find him, and what unfolds is a tale of lies, betrayal, and trying to make choices for the good of all. This second novel is heartbreaking to read as you feel the emotion pouring off the page. We have a princess who is not a princess and is thought of as a throwaway by her mother. We have two princes, one who wants to rule and the other who may be forced to; we also have unseen forces pulling strings of our characters. Those drawn into the conflict are unwilling and not of this world but remain loyal to those they have come to know as friends. A heart so fierce and broken is genuine that a heart that is broken and is unsure how to mend itself.

About Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she’s not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.